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Re: linux software RAID with hot-swap hardware

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 01:25, Andraz Sraka wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-01-23 at 14:42, Pierfrancesco Caci wrote:
> > Instead of install-mbr, I used the following line in lilo.conf:
> >
> > raid-extra-boot="/dev/sda,/dev/sdb"
> >
> > According to the documentation of lilo, this shouldn't be necessary,
> > but apparently either the funcionality or the docs are buggy. Without
> > that line I couldn't boot at all from the second disk,
> the way I've tested it also works with
> install-mbr /dev/md1

Why would you want to use install-mbr on a RAID device?

I use install-mbr for the MBR on the hard drive (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb in this 
case) and then have it load the real boot block from /dev/md1 which was 
created by LILO.

Someone suggested that there's a lilo option to remove the need for this.  
Last time I did a lot of experimenting with LILO and RAID-1 (a while who) 
install-mbr seemed to be the only thing that worked.

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